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Monthly Leasing and Finance Index 3rd Quarter 2001

Jun 1, 2001, 18:54 PM

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ELA recently released the results of its Performance Indicators Report (PIR) for the third quarter of 2001 (July - September)

The PIR tracks the performance of prominent leasing organizations in six key areas. Because the same companies were tracked and used in the analysis, the PIR provides fairly reliable trend analysis. Each illustration below reflects the data provided by those companies responding to that particular question. Typically, not every company polled responds to every question.

New business volume showed a slight increase of almost 9% since the third quarter 2000. Total net portfolio continues to grow with almost a 20% increase since the third quarter 2000. The total number of employees actually shows minimal growth with an increase of less than 1% from the third quarter 2000. Credit approval ratios have followed a downward trend ranging between 3% and 10% and with an overall decrease of 15% since the fourth quarter 2000. Average losses have increased almost 60% since the third quarter 2000. Delinquencies remain fairly stable with a slight decline in current (less than 30 days) receivables since the third quarter 2000. However, past-dues continue to spike, particularly the over-90 accounts.

This study is conducted quarterly by the ELA, which provides a variety of data, including customized market analyses, to ELA members and organizations involved in the $242 billion equipment leasing industry. To access this and other industry information, visit the ELA website at www.elaonline.com or call ELA at (703) 516-8380.

Participants in the 3rd Quarter 2001 PIR Report

  • ADP Credit Corporation
  • Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
  • Computer Sales International
  • Dana Credit Corporation
  • De Lage Landen Financial Services
  • Farm Credit Leasing Services Corporation
  • Fleet Capital Leasing
  • GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation
  • Heller Financial, Inc.
  • Hitachi Credit America Corporation
  • John Deere Credit Corporation
  • Key Equipment Finance
  • LaSalle National Leasing Corporation
  • Pitney Bowes Credit Corporation
  • US Bancorp Leasing & Financial
  • Verizon Credit Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Equipment Finance

Total Net Portfolio


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Total New Business Volume

Total New

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(as a percent of gross receivables)
  2000   2001    
Less than 30 days 97.9 98.0 97.2 97.5 97.1
31-60 days 0.9 0.9 1.2 0.9 1.2
61-90 days 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6
Over 90 days 0.8 0.7 1.0 1.0 1.1
  100 100 100 100 100

12 respondents

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Average Losses

Average Loss

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Credit Approved Ratio

Credit Approved

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Total Number of Employees

Total Number

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